Making Bamboo? Help!

Decorating By cheesecakes-galore Updated 11 Jul 2009 , 6:24pm by margery

cheesecakes-galore Posted 20 May 2009 , 1:46pm
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Can anyone give me some tips or advice on making bamboo on a cake? I have an order for the following two weekends, both with bamboo as a border on square cakes. I would like to make it look as realistic as possible. I was planning on experimenting today with rolled buttercream and seeing how that turns out. Anything will be helpful right now! Thanks in advance!

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Bluehue Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:03pm
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icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif I can't believe you are asking this - icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
I saw a YOUTUBE video about 2 weeks ago showing this exact prodcedure -
It was titled *making bamboo for cakes* or something like that
A women was making bamboo out of fondant and placing it all around the edge of the cakev- looked impressive thumbs_up.gif

I will go see if i can find it again -

Bluehue. icon_smile.gif

Found it - icon_biggrin.gif

Hope it helps you

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Lita829 Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:12pm
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Thanks,Cheesecakes Galore, for starting this thread...I was wondering the same thing icon_smile.gif . I love the look of bamboo on cakes and wanted to try it.

Thanks BlueHue for the info..I'll also check it out thumbs_up.gif

Bluehue Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:15pm
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I just edited and posted the two links i found - both relating to the same lady -

Happy to help

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CanadianCakin Posted 20 May 2009 , 3:48pm
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yes thank you I have to do bamboo on a cake next week..very helpful!

hollylikescake Posted 20 May 2009 , 4:01pm
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Not sure what kind of cake you are making and if this would work, but I made a zoo cake and used these little peppridge farm lady fingers as the bamboo around the endge of the bottom tier. I am not usually a fan of sticking packaged cookies or candy on the cake, but this was very cute and still looked professional. I got vanilla filled and broke them all random lengths. Of course, this was for a kids birthday cake. I haven't downloaded my pictures yet, but look up zoo cakes and you will find some others.

cheesecakes-galore Posted 21 May 2009 , 2:34am
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Let me know Hollylikescake when you upload your pics I am interested in looking at it. But the first one I need to do is with green bamboo with leaves.

Bluehue : Thank you so much!!!! I will watch it as soon as I get a free moment!

zdebssweetsj Posted 21 May 2009 , 2:45am
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I also used bamboo on my Kung Fu Panda cake, I pretty much used the same technique as the video except I didn't completely cut the sections into.

Texas_Rose Posted 21 May 2009 , 3:03am
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I put a bamboo border on the sushi cake in my pictures. It was actually very easy...I rolled light green ropes of fondant and pinched them every few inches to look like the knobby part of bamboo. Then I used a toothpick to draw a line in the middle of each knobby part. Once it was all on the cake, I painted it with some brown color mixed with vodka.

hollylikescake Posted 22 May 2009 , 9:18pm
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I am sure you are probably done with your cake by now, but I just uplaoded the picture of my zoo cake with "cookie" bamboo.

cheesecakes-galore Posted 24 May 2009 , 2:55am
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I have just finished my cake, it is due tomorrow. Thank you everyone for your help, I really like the way it turned out! I will post a picture of it in the next few days, whenever I can get time to upload them.

Hollylikescakes, I like your cookie bamboo, it looks good. I will remember that for future orders.

cheesecakes-galore Posted 25 May 2009 , 9:28pm
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Here is the finished product. I could not have done this without all the help. Thanks to all!

icer101 Posted 25 May 2009 , 9:37pm
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your cake looks great!!!!!

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 25 May 2009 , 11:00pm
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Looks amazing! This is always something I've been wanting to try!

Lita829 Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:25am
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It looks beautiful!!! Great job thumbs_up.gif

I can't wait to try the bamboo technique!

margery Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 6:24pm
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your bamboo looks great! thanks for sharingicon_smile.gif

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